October 26, 1947
Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois. After serving as an attorney with the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock (Pulaski County), Clinton (wife of Arkansas native Bill Clinton) became first lady of Arkansas, first lady of the United States, and U.S. senator from New York, marking the first time in U.S. history that a first lady was elected to the Senate. Her independence and public involvement with a number of issues have sometimes made her a subject of controversy, but her support of women’s and children’s issues has won her many admirers. On January 20, 2007, she announced her candidacy for the presidency of the United States. Though widely viewed as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, she eventually lost the nomination to Barack Obama. In 2009, she became secretary of state.